Who is backing British farming?

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Whether it’s your favourite retailer, chef or local MP, find out who is backing British food and farming.

If your organisation would like to lend its support to our campaign, please get in touch with us.


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Given the huge potential that major retailers have to Back British Farming, we’re asking them to:

  • Be clear and transparent about how they source British products. This should be underpinned with fair relationships across the whole supply chain

  • Clearly label British food using a Red Tractor logo or British flag so that customers can easily see where products are sourced from

  • Commit to fair, mutually beneficial and transparent relationships with farmers and growers, specifically signing the Back British Farming Charter and NFU Fruit and Veg pledge


Aldi – Back British Farming Charter, NFU Fruit and Veg Pledge

The Co-operative – Back British Farming Charter

Lidl – Back British Farming Charter, NFU Fruit and Veg Pledge

Marks & Spencer – Back British Farming Charter

Morrisons - Back British Farming Charter

Waitrose - Back British Farming Charter

Food industry

Galton Blackiston, Michelin-starred chef at Morston Hall, Norfolk - Back British Farming Charter

Crosse & Blackwell - Back British Farming Charter

Prue Leith, restaurateur, caterer, television presenter/broadcaster and cookery writer – Back British Farming Charter

James Martin, celebrity chef and restaurateur - Back British Farming Charter

Thierry Tomasin, Angelus restaurant, London -  Back British Farming Charter

The Women’s Institute - Back British Farming Charter

Farming industry

The Association of Labour Providers - Back British Farming Charter

John Deere - Back British Farming Charter

Massey Ferguson - Back British Farming Charter

Grow How - Back British Farming Charter

Adam Henson, farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter - Back British Farming Charter

Holstein UK - Back British Farming Charter

Mole Valley Farmers - Back British Farming Charter

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) - Back British Farming Charter

Tom and Ben Youngs, farmer’s sons, Leicester Tigers and England rugby stars - Back British Farming Charter

MPs and Lords

The following MPs and Lords have also signed our charter to show they Back British Farming:

East Midlands

  • Ed Argar, Charnwood
  • Victoria Atkins, Louth and Horncastle
  • Nick Dakin, Scunthorpe
  • Ruth George, High Peak
  • Chris Heaton-Harris, Daventry
  • Robert Jenrick, Newark
  • Pauline  Latham, Mid Derbyshire 
  • Mark Spencer, Sherwood
  • Matt Warman, Boston and Skegness
  • Heather Wheeler, South Derbyshire
  • Jonathan Ashworth, Leicester South

West Midlands

  • Karen Bradley, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Philip Dunne, Ludlow
  • Michael Fabricant, Litchfield
  • Andrew Griffiths, Burton
  • Sajid Javid, Bromsgrove
  • Rachel Maclean, Redditch 
  • Wendy Morton, Aldridge Brownhills
  • Owen Paterson, North Shropshire
  • Mark Pawsey, Rugby
  • Caroline Spelman, Meriden
  • Craig Tracey, North Warwickshire 
  • Bill Wiggin, North Herefordshire
  • Mike Wood, Dudley South 
  • Nadhim Zahawi, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Daniel Kawczynski, Shrewsbury
  • Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Tom Watson, West Bromwich East
  • Valerie Vaz, Walsall South 

North East

  • Nigel Adams, Selby and Ainsty
  • Alec Shelbrooke, Elmet and Rothwell
  • Alex Cunningham, Stockton North
  • Andy McDonald, Middlesbrough
  • Angela Smith, Penistone and Stockbridge
  • Anne Marie Trevelyan, Berwick upon Tweed
  • Catherine McKinell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne-North
  • Graham Stuart, Beverley and Holderness
  • Guy Opperman, Hexham
  • Helen Goodman, Bishop Auckland
  • Holly Lynch, Halifax
  • Ian Lavery, Wansbeck
  • John Healey, Wentworth and Dearne 
  • Jon Trickett, Hemsworth
  • Julian Sturdy, York Outer
  • Kevin Hollinrake, Thirsk and Malton
  • Laura Pidcock, North West Durham
  • Martin Vickers, Cleethorpes
  • Nicholas Brown, Newcastle-upon-Tyne East 
  • Nick Brown, Newcastle East
  • Phil Wilson, Sedgefield
  • Richard Burgon, Leeds East
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods, City of Durham
  • Sharon Hodgson, Washington & Sunderland W
  • Thelma Walker, Colne Valley

North West

  • Mike Amesbury, Weaver Vale 
  • Fiona Bruce, Congleton
  • Rosie Cooper, West Lancashire
  • Maria Eagle, Garston and Halewood
  • Tim Farron, Westmoreland and Lonsdale
  • Sue Hayman, Workington
  • Graham Jones, Hyndburn
  • Seema Kennedy, South Ribble
  • Tony Lloyd, Rochdale
  • Justin Madders, Ellesmere Port and Neston
  • Chris Matheson, City of Chester
  • Liz McInnes, Heywood and Middleton
  • Esther McVey, Tatton
  • David Rutley, Macclesfield
  • Antoinette Sandbach, Eddisbury
  • Cat Smith, Lancaster and Fleetwood
  • John Stevenson, Carlisle
  • Andrew Gwynne, Denton & Reddish
  • Peter Dowd, Bootle
  • Rebecca Long Bailey, Salford and Eccles
  • Cat Smith, Lancaster and Fleetwood
  • Angela Rayner, Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Andew Gwynne, Denton and Reddish
  • Debbie Abrahams, Oldham East and Saddleworth 
  • Barbara Keeley, Worsley and Eccles South

South West

  • Ben Bradshaw, Exeter
  • Robert Buckland, South Swindon
  • Conor Burns, Bournemouth West
  • Steve Double, St Austell and Newquay
  • Richard Drax, South Dorset
  • David Drew, Stroud
  • George Eustice, Falmouth redtruth
  • John Glen, Salisbury
  • James Gray, North Wiltshire
  • James Heappey, Wells
  • Peter Heaton-Jones, North Devon
  • Simon Hoare, North Dorset
  • Oliver Letwin, West Dorset
  • Ian Lidell-Grainger, Bridgwater and West Somerset
  • Jack Lopresti, Filton and Bradley Stoke 
  • Scott Mann, North Cornwall
  • Sheryll Murray, South East Cornwall
  • Sarah Newton, Truro and Falmouth
  • Neil Parish, Tiverton and Honiton
  • Luke Pollard, Plymouth, Sutton and Davenport
  • Rebecca Pow, Taunton Deane
  • Andrew Selous, South West Bedfordshire 
  • Mel Stride, Central Devon 
  • Hugo Swire, East Devon 
  • Derek Thomas, St Ives
  • Justin Tomlinson, North Swindon
  • Michael Tomlinson, Mid Dorset and North Poole 
  • David Warburton, Somerton and Frome

South East

  • Bob Blackman, Harrow East
  • Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar
  • Stephen Hammond, Wimbledon
  • Kate Hoey, Vauxhall
  • Andrew Rosindell, Romford
  • Virendra Sharma, Ealing
  • Richard Benyon, Newbury
  • Robert Courts, Witney
  • Cheryl Gillan, Chesham and Amersham
  • Nick Herbert, Arundel and South Downs
  • Gillian Keegan, Chichester
  • Tim Loughton, East Worthing and Shoreham
  • Craig Mackinlay, South Thanet
  • Caroline Nokes, Romsey
  • Victoria Prentis, North Oxfordshire
  • Jeremy Quin, Horsham 
  • Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex
  • Desmond Swayne, New Forest
  • Kelly Tolhurst, Rochester and Strood
  • Tom Tugendhat, Tonbridge and Malling
  • Michael Gove, Surrey Heath
  • Amber Rudd, Hastings and Rye
  • Jeremy Corbyn, Islington North
  • John McDonnel, Hayes and Harlington
  • Emily Thornberry, Islington South and Finsbury
  • Diane Abbott, Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  • Keir Starmer, Holborn and St Pancras 
  • Kate Osamor, Edmonton
  • Dawn Butler, Brent Central 
  • Barry Gardiner, Brent North 


  • Tonia Antoniazzi, Gower
  • Stephen Crabb, Preseli Pembrokeshire
  • Chris Davies, Brecon and Radnorshire
  • David Davies, Monmouth
  • Geraint Davies, Swansea West
  • Glyn Davies, Montgomeryshire
  • Jonathan Edwards, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
  • Susan Elan Jones, Clwyd South 
  • Chris Elmore, Ogmore
  • Nia Griffith, Llanelli
  • David Hanson, Delyn
  • Carolyn Harris, Swansea East
  • Simon Hart, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
  • David Jones, Clwyd West
  • Ben Lake, Ceredigion
  • Anna McMorrin, Cardiff North 
  • Jessica Morden, Newport East
  • Albert Owen, Ynys Mon
  • Christina Rees, Neath
  • Chris Ruane, Vale of Clwyd
  • Liz Savile-Roberts, Dwyfor Meirionnydd
  • Nick Smith, Blaenau Gwent
  • Nick Thomas Symonds, Torfaen
  • Owen Smith, Pontypridd


These MEPs and Lords have also signed the charter to show they Back British Farming:
Stuart Agnew, MEP for the East of England
Richard Ashworth
Phil Bennion
Giles Chichester
Dan Dalton
Vicky Ford, MEP for the East of England
Jacquie Foster
Ashley Fox
Julie Girling, MEP for South West England and Gibraltar & Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Roger Helmer
Sajjad Karim, MEP for the North West
Timothy Kirkhope
Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP for London
George Lyon, MEP for Scotland
Emma McClarkin, MEP for the East Midlands
Anthea McIntyre
Jim Nicholson, MEP for Northern Ireland
Jill Seymour, MEP for the West Midlands
Brian Simpson
Robert Sturdy, MEP for the East of England
Geoffrey Van Orden MBE, MEP for the East of England
Derek Vaughan, MEP for Wales
Sir Graham Watson

The great British public


Much of our campaign’s success is down to the tremendous dedication of everyday people.

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Last edited:12 February 2019 at 10:20

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